2,000 higher education posts at risk of being axed

Ireland“An Bord Snip Nua recommends a range of measures to cut 2,000 jobs and save €271 million a year on third-level education. Just over half of the 15% spending cut would be achieved through ‘staffing efficiencies’, with two pages of the report dedicated to the teaching hours of various academic staff. The report said the public spending review group understands there is no provision in relation to teaching hours in academic contracts at the universities, and sets out a need to agree increased teaching hours for non-research staff and minimum teaching commitments for senior academics …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 17 July]

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